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JOB:R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Title: R&E Director, Global Nonwovens

Job #765178, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Location: Roswell GA

Function: R&E

Reports to: VP Global Nonwovens

Scope- Front End Innovation and Pilot facilities

Global Nonwovens (GNW) has an opening for an R&E Director to provide leadership, strategic direction and delivery of high value technical and material solutions to support K-C’s business strategies, innovation & growth plans, and cost transformation. This R&E Director role has responsibility for the Front End Innovation (FEI) portfolio in addition to the pilot facilities which provides nonwoven prototyping services to all of K-C. This role also provides leadership to key GNW subject matter experts in support of sector innovation and cost transformation goals. This position will interface with colleagues across GNW as well as global partners in KCNA, KCI, KCP, and CR&E and external partners in academia, government, industry and non-government organizations (NGOs). It is expected that the candidate will have relevant experience in nonwovens process and materials development.

Role Purpose/Scope

Provide leadership and strategic vision to develop and maintain a healthy FEI portfolio resulting in delivery of high value technical and material solution options to the BU IMF Teams, driving operational efficiency and new technologies in the pilot facilities to safely provide prototyping capabilities to all customers, and develop/coach both technical and management leadership to deliver a sustainable pipeline of talent for the future.

Primary Responsibilities

Innovation

  • Develop a healthy FEI pipeline working in partnership with GNW leadership and BU stakeholders to provide:
    • A portfolio that is aligned with BU innovation needs
    • Delivery of high value technical and material solution options to the BU IMF portfolios
    • FEI portfolio visibility to GNW, CR&E and BU’s Senior Leadership
  • Establish and grow connections across the BU R&E teams to provide clear direction on current innovation needs and longer term disruptive innovation opportunities
  • Ensure pilot facility provides a safe environment for customers and drive strategy for near/longer term innovation capabilities

Customer Confidence

  • Ensure the FEI portfolio is connected to the BU stated consumer needs and clearly indicates the benefits with key milestones including timing and cost
  • Establish a network across the BU’s, GNW, CR&E, Legal, and procurement
  • Establish a pipeline of projects that anticipate BU unmet needs

Supply Chain

  • Work with GNW and BU’s to ensure there is a portfolio of projects to deliver sustainable competitive advantage across the GNW asset base
  • Drive collaboration with the regions and GPO to understand global innovation capabilities

Organizational Capability

  • Lead by example in Safety and LEAN/Continuous Improvement
  • Ensure that all elements of the Corporate Human Resources Development and Diversity policy are fully implemented
  • Manage self and team in accordance with expected One KC Behaviors
  • Foster an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their contributions to achieve business results
  • Build a talent pipeline for Technical Leaders and Managers

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Establish efficient administrative procedures and support, then work to continually improve them.  Procedures include establishing and controlling approved budgets, setting up and implementing control systems, and any other procedures that assure that the groups operate within corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Support the selection, development, and effective use of human resources to meet the departments’ objectives.  Develop group members to meet future needs and provide opportunity for transfer to other groups.  Develop an environment that gives positive recognition and support to the personal and business contributions of a diverse work force.
  • Establish and maintain working conditions and employee safety performance, which fully comply with government safety and health regulations and ensure a safe working environment.  Monitor teams to ensure a safe and productive workplace.  Maintain an awareness in group members of the personal and work dangers of improper use of drugs and alcohol.  Deal quickly, within corporate guidelines, with any safety, drug or alcohol problems.
  • Establish and maintain an R&E atmosphere which inspires teamwork, creativity, and successful innovations while allowing growth and development of the individual, both in organizations reporting directly and in other Research organizations.
  • Ensure that work is properly documented and reported to provide effective communication, protection of information and inventions, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Communicate fully and effectively with superiors, deputies and others who have a need to know.  Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the organization attracts, develops and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in a science or engineering discipline with advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in R&E, manufacturing or other technical function with demonstrated results.  Prefer a candidate with converting experience.
  • Experience should include close working relationships with the business, Marketing, Product Supply and Sourcing and Supply Management functions.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for this role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion. Compensation may vary by location.

 

Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

 

 

Indirect Procurement Manager | GA or WI

Title: Procurement Category Manager – IT/Indirect  

Job #761785, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

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Responsible for building category strategy and leading North America commodity sourcing for all their assigned categories in support of business segment(s) to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and business financial goals. Assigned categories for this role will be within IT and may include Software, IT Security and IT BPO Services. This position works closely with the IT organization, business units and cross-functional team to achieve strategic sourcing objectives for the commodity.

Scope/Categories

Regional and/or global annual purchases across multiple business units. Value of purchases typically would be $50 – $200M. Categories: IT Software, IT Security, IT BPO Services and other IT areas as needed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, benchmarking, price availability, and supply chain logistics.
  • Leading the benchmarking and bidding process, negotiating pricing/terms and conditions, and final contract award and implementation.
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service, and cost to use.
  • Develop and execute strategic, multi-year plans in coordination with Global Category Director as well as with other regions.
  • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects.
  • Provide innovative sourcing solutions to the customer by bringing continuous improvement and market driven innovation to their attention and offering credible alternatives where applicable.
  • Deliver value creation targets for managed categories.

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Qualifications and Experiences

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related discipline.
  • Normally 5 to 10 years of experience ideally with 5 years procurement experience.
  • Experience in IT either from within the function or supporting while in Procurement role.
  • Have developed and carried out long term strategic plan.
  • Strong analysis experience in which key findings have been translated into strategies to support business needs.
  • Complex problem solving with and creative solution implementation experience.
  • Experience establishing networks and building relationships.
  • Successfully influenced large, diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Led and delivered on a multi-disciplined project.
  • Mentored new employees.
  • Experience presenting complex ideas to management in a compelling and simplified manner.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role outside of country, this role is available for in-country relocation only.

 

 

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JOB: Senior Talent Development Manager | Dallas TX

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Title:  Senior Talent Development Consultant/Manager

Job #760665, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Dallas TX at HQ

Function: Human Resources

Reports to: Director of HR

Direct reports: two

Scope – Global Finance organization

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  • Position Purpose:

Reporting to the HR Director, leads the design and delivery of the CFO organization talent development strategy to develop remarkable talent at all levels by defining the capabilities and experiences required to deliver exceptional results and invest in solutions to fill talent gaps.  Looking for a dynamic personality that can work towards the Shared Services goal for Finance in 2018.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead the talent development visioning and LT alignment process for the CFO functions. Identify horizontal capabilities required to perform critical roles across the functions; assess capability gaps and implement solutions to address the gaps.
  • Oversee the training and development plan for the function to ensure that individuals receive appropriate training and development for their current positions and preparation for future career growth (Finance University).
  • Partner with the HRD to determine the human capital plans required to deliver the function’s strategic and operational goals, including recruiting, development, engagement and annual talent assessment processes.
  • Manage vendor relationship with external talent development partners, ensuring that the delivery of career tools and frameworks aligns to K-C’s People Strategy and tools while incorporating an outside-in and progressive perspective for the function.
  • Partner with K-C Talent Acquisition regarding CFO recruiting strategy to ensure that experienced and entry level recruiting efforts are contemporary and relevant to attract and hire a diverse set of individuals who best meet the core skill requirements of the organization and have the potential for long-term success.
  • Partner with HR to understand the HR-driven talent review process and tools and support the functional development planning process that could result in non-traditional career moves within or outside of the CFO org.
  • Represent the function in the development and implementation of enterprise policies and practices that improve the company’s ability to recruit, develop, and retain talent.
  • Partner with Communications Lead to execute integrated communication platform for CFO talent.
  • Coach and develop a team of 2 to meet/exceed talent objectives.

Functional / Business Skills:

  • Fully knowledgeable in learning and development best practices
  • Experience in designing and deploying global training and development programs, including metrics and tracking program effectiveness
  • Superior communication skills and an ability to work cross- regionally and on a global scale
  • Proven expertise in facilitating formal classes, managing meeting and group processes, and ensuring that objectives of the stakeholder group have been met
  • Ability to apply appropriate methods that ensure talent depth is in place for critical leadership positions and to apply appropriate developmental techniques to support in-role or career development
  • Ability to guide an organization to implement changes that are sustained and integrated into the business

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10-12 years experience with learning program design and deployment for efficient and effective adult learning.
  • Minimum of 5 years exposure specifically with corporate functions (i.e., Sales, Quality, IT, Finance, Mfg., etc.) across various industries/businesses/geographies
  • Strong external networks providing access to latest capability thinking, tools and providers.
  • Demonstrated strength in leadership, interpersonal communications, and change management are vital. Building relationships and influencing customers is key to maximize impact.
  • Must have industry related experience.

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB: Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services | GA

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Title:   Senior Director Procurement, Marketing & Professional Services 

Job #756316, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Roswell GA

Function: Procurement

Reports to: VP Procurement

Scope: Global with $2+ billion in spend

  • Summary of Position

    Leads a group of category directors responsible for marketing and professional services at Kimberly-Clark. Ensures that Kimberly-Clark’s total volume, spend and supplier relationships are leveraged across platforms and integrated for product and service optimization in accordance with business strategy. Actively participates as an enterprise leader on the Global Procurement Leadership Team including leading strategic initiatives across all business units and procurement teams. Responsible for challenging and directing global procurement strategies and commodity negotiations to ensure maximum enterprise benefit.

    Ensure procurement practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial instructions and internal control requirements and result in providing the requisite quality and safety.

Business Priorities:

  • Managing commodity pricing volatility which impacts business P&Ls by hundreds of millions dollars each year
  • Supply Risk mitigation to prevent material and services disruption and the potential associated revenue impact
  • Collaborating with Regional Procurement Leaders, Product Supply leaders, Functional leaders and suppliers to deliver exceptional service through supplier innovation
  • Enable business growth by providing margin and cash for investment

Role Accountabilities:

  • Lead the team to optimally manage the total external spend of marketing and professional services spend for Kimberly-Clark
  • Key interface with Regional/BU Procurement Leader to understand and deliver business requirements
  • Sets global strategies aligned to business needs in partnership with Regional/BU Procurement Leader and reviews on a regular basis
  • Maximize cost savings and value creation with key suppliers to improve Kimberly-Clark’s level of profitability
  • Guarantee continuity of service and deliver exceptional quality to the business
  • Drives supplier collaboration and innovation to bring additional value creation to customers, consumers, and internal stakeholders
  • Drive CI / Lean within the procurement team and across the supply chain working with suppliers on their lean initiatives
  • Maintain close, co-operative relationships with key customers including R&E, mill process teams, product development and sales & marketing
  • Accountable for the category spend of $2 – 3B annually across supply market categories through direct reports
  • Ensure specific project or supplier strategies are established for all majorservice contracts to consistently meet specifications, avoid supply interruptions, provide flexibility, mitigate risks, minimize Kimberly-Clark’s internal resources to manage supply and provide cost and / or product advantages.
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers who can provide Kimberly-Clark’s with technology innovations, speed to market, continuously improved quality and overall supply value for growth and improved financial returns.
  • Foster partnership relations with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain expertise, and provide advice, counsel and services, as requested, on supplier selection and relationships, negotiating, price and availability forecasting, expediting, and other purchasing problems and situations to other purchasing units and internal business groups worldwide.
  • Ensure application of established corporate financial controls within the department by providing operating management direction and support to the implementation and maintenance of financial policies, instructions, and internal control procedures.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Procurement objectives, operating philosophies, business strategies and organizational visions.
  • Shape and sustain an effective, motivated team that delivers desired business results by providing vision and direction, building trust, selecting, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.

 

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for this role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion. Compensation may vary by location.

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !

 Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business, supply chain, science, engineering or related discipline
  • 15-20 years of experience in increasingly broader procurement, supply chain or product supply roles with demonstrated track record of achievement and growth in leadership.
  • Internal to Kimberly-Clark candidates must currently be in a Director Level Position.
  • Extensive and broad managerial experience in team management
  • Technical knowledge of contract negotiation strategies and global contracting nuances.
  • Strong skills and experience with diagnosing and resolving complex issues and identifying transformational opportunities
  • Able to manage with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Experience within Procurement, Planning, Product Supply, and or business support team leadership roles
  • Ability to work in Large Complex Global organizations and at multiple levels to influence the source to shelf culture of Global Supply Chain
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as thought leadership for the business and broader enterprise functions
  • Demonstrated experience developing talent and leading / inspiring a team to exceptional results
  • Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
  • Must have developed experience in supply market strategy and macro economics
  • Experience as a skilled negotiator to reach consensus, buy-in and commitment from internal and external partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MBA or equivalent) preferred.

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

 

JOB: Strategic Sourcing Manager, Packaging Equipment | WI

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Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager, Packaging Equipment   

Job #15000254 , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Machinery & Equipment Procurement Team

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Direct reports: none

Scope: over all BUs and spend between $100-200 million

 

At Kimberly-Clark we spend billions of dollars with suppliers every year. Our strategic sourcing team ensures that we engage with internal stakeholders to understand the business needs and develop effective category sourcing strategies that drive value, so that Kimberly-Clark can continue to invest in innovative new products and customer relationships.

The Machinery & Equipment Procurement Team is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to provide sourcing expertise for packaging equipment. Excellent project management, LEAN systems and relationship management skills are highly valued. We use innovative thinking and analysis to deliver results to the businesses we support.

The primary responsibilities for the role include defining K-C’s purchasing strategy for all packaging equipment to meet business needs; working with all five business units to define unique needs and encourage collaboration; and managing relationships with key suppliers and internal customers. A structured strategic sourcing process is used to manage the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit.

Utilizing this structured strategic sourcing process you will:
• Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases of categories which will best meet business needs at the lowest total cost of ownership.
• Identify, evaluate and select suppliers that meet the internal customer needs.
• Solicit, evaluate, negotiate and award contracts for specific purchases (technical, commercial and/or commercial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required.
• Analyze Supply Base, reduce Risk, and optimize the Total Cost.
• Lead or co-lead initiatives to eliminate waste and variability in the supply chain including planning, managing and implementing major projects in a repeatable process to realize results.

 

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: http://bit.ly/WorkingatKC !  Interested in this job? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and could lead to a screen call.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline
5 years or more of work experience in an engineering, procurement, operations or similar role (including plant and/or staff experiences).
Experience working with packaging equipment and automation is strongly preferred
• Experience in leading by influence
• Travel 25% of the time

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

 

 

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

 

 

KMB seeks Sr. Paralegal for Marketing Claims | GA

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Title:   Senior Paralegal – Marketing Claims 

Job #15000038, Kimberly-Clark Corp., NYSE:KMB

Location: Roswell GA just north of Atlanta

Function: Legal

Reports to: Asst. General Counsel

Job Responsibilities: 

Assist attorneys and other paralegals as part of a team providing strategic legal advice on a variety of business and legal matters, plus work directly with members of the business team and other functions to bring products to the market.

 

Review advertising and promotion materials to ensure compliance with corporate policies and other laws and regulations.
Prepare drafts of agreements and review third party agreements to help the business execute its strategic plans including non-disclosure agreements, product supply agreement, distributor agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, etc.
Work with the business teams to identify and resolve legal, regulatory and other business issues while striking the appropriate risk/reward balance.

 

Coordinate with outside counsel on management of legal matters.  Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents.
Keep informed of current laws, regulations and proposals in a variety of subject matter areas, including globally.

 

Assist in the development of legal presentations and conduct such legal presentations for clients.

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.

 

Assist in the development of best practices and process improvements.

 

Lead complex and multi-disciplinary projects.

Prioritize, balance, and coordinate workload with attorneys and other paralegals

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university or Paralegal studies (Associate’s degree or certification).
  • 7 or more years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Legal experience in the areas of advertising and promotion and contracts, preferably global
  • Strong project management skills
  • Computer research skills
  • In-house legal experience

Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with detail orientation
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.
  • Ability to make decisions, inspire client confidence in work product and judgment and be accountable for such decisions and work product.

 

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Kimberly-Clark hiring Sourcing Manager for Marketing/ Advert Services

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Title: job # 140000LR, Strategic Sourcing Manager – Marketing/Advertising

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Procurement

Reports to: Sr. Manager

Scope: North America in the $100s of million in spend

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager – Marketing/Advertising will be responsible for all strategic sourcing and category management of the North America Marketing and Advertising services and supply base.

Scope:

The incumbent typically reports to a Senior Manager within Procurement and is responsible for managing assigned commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet customer needs.  The main challenges are:

·             Responsible for procurement of assigned commodities within established policies and procedures.

·             Working with customers, develop procurement strategies for specific purchases or commodities which will best meet business needs.

·             Responsible to identify, evaluate, and select suppliers which best meet business needs.

·             Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award complex contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects).

·             Administer contracts in an equitable manner including changes, claims, waivers, releases, etc.

·             Assist in formulating and managing supplier objectives.

·             Manage assigned projects to reduce costs (internal and/or external) or modify procedures or systems to meet specific needs.

·             Advise and train customers, as required (purchasing approaches/procedures).

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.       Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the company’s requirements for assigned materials, equipment and services are fulfilled with the best quality, service and price consistent with the need.

2.       Establish and manage ongoing vendor partnerships so that our needs for goods and services are met by suppliers whose quality, price, delivery, long term availability, and access to technology will provide us with competitive advantages, and ensure that any new capacity required is at no cost to K-C.

3.       Develop competitive vendor strategies which lead to a more favorable business position than competition or other competitive advantage for the company.

4.       Develop and formalize in writing, utilizing internal customer and external vendor inputs, the following:
·             Sourcing and Category strategies which define specific elements necessary to meet stated commodity objectives.

·             Vendor objectives for all major materials purchased which will serve as the basis for ongoing vendor performance evaluation.

5.       Develop relationships with internal customers and suppliers which reinforce the partnership aspects inherent in the North America Procurement philosophy and objectives.

6.       Develop and maintain purchasing expertise for assigned commodities and/or services.

7.       Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each.

8.       Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

9.       Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know.  Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious.  Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

Interested?  You can also contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information.   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and Kimberly-Clark’s business needs. 

Basic Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related discipline.

5+ years of experience in marketing or promotion marketing or indirect procurement with marketing scope.

Skilled in working with people

Change management and influencing others.

Operates with minimum business direction.

Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in a multi-million dollar major purchasing commodity group.  Covering digital marketing and agency sourcing.

 

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Hiring a Corporate Strategy Analyst at HQ in TX | CPG

 

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Title:   Corporate Strategy Analyst 

Job #14000093 , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: preferred is Dallas TX at HQ, secondary is Roswell GA and Neenah WI campuses

Function: Strategy

Reports to: Sr. Manager of Corporate Strategy

Direct reports: none

Scope: Global

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. 
The Corporate Strategy Analyst will deliver competitive and industry analysis to business leaders to inform strategy.  Provide strategic and tactical vision for the strategic intelligence function.  Synthesize insights into meaningful actions by having strong in depth knowledge on the consumer categories in which Kimberly-Clark competes.

The Analyst will work with regional business leaders needing competitive/business intelligence, as well as related customized analysis.  Senior leader sponsored strategy projects.  These customers expect visionary leadership, real time analysis and competitive insights to win in the marketplace.

Scope/Organizational Relationships:

·         Work is strongly influenced by the business P&L owners, global strategic leaders, brand champions, and C-Suite executives.  Along with the colleagues of the Strategic Intelligence Team, the incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of analysis to improve K-C’s business results.  He/she is expected to lead small to medium sized global projects and/or be an active contributor in large scaled global projects.

·         He/she researches and synthesizes the fact base in strategic intelligence projects leveraging several sources of data.  Data sources include but not limited to Nielsen market share data, pricing data, Euromonitor, Annual & Quarterly reports, investment banker analysis, financial data, articles, and other secondary and primary resources.

Expectations and Accountabilities:

1.     Analyze business fundamentals, financial performances, and relative competitive positions to recommend solutions to business problems.  Analysis includes competitor rollouts, pricing, promotions, product development, innovation, M&A, divestitures, reorganizations, and advertising.

2.     The incumbent will provide analytical expertise and support for on-going analysis with profit pools, risk exposures, end-to-end cost curve analysis, and other financially relevant insights.

3.     Analysis of enterprise competitors, business development opportunities, and enterprise trends with a focus on opportunities and threats from a corporate perspective, delivered to business leaders.

4.     Be the subject matter expert (SME) on major global competitor financial positions.

5.     Leveraging industry standard analysis tools, methodologies, and capabilities using case studies, templates, and software.

6.     Conducting interviews, leading brainstorming sessions, find critical business information, and helping business leaders develop innovative approaches to their business

7.     Provide analysis and data functions for delivery of strategic sessions and ad hoc business analysis projects via partnering with leaders across the enterprise.

8.     Leverage existing and new strategic tools for strategic intelligence.

9.     Participate on senior leader level projects and perform advanced business analysis for senior leadership.

10.  Interpret results from multiple project components and translates these finding into clear and compelling recommendations and solutions.

11.  Be the subject matter expert (SME) on major global competitors, category and financial.

12.  Provides analysis and data for strategic tool initiatives (e.g. War Games, Scenario Planning Sessions) or plays the role of competitive subject matter expert for Strategic Sessions.

13.  Effectively communicate insights to global constituents.

14.  Proactively volunteer and do whatever tasks are needed to complete strategy projects.

15.  Champions medium scale initiatives for the Strategic Intelligence function across the enterprise.

16.  Responsible for reporting on the ROI for Strategic Intelligence.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 14000093 .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs. 

Basic Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor of Business Degree in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Economics, or Strategy with equivalent experience. Graduate Degree (MBA) Preferred
  •  2-6 years of progressive work experience in strategy, related business analysis, functional line experience with Marketing, Finance, Operations, or Sales analytics with a history of demonstrated business success
  •  Leading the integration and use of analytics and/or strategy throughout a company, analyzing industry competitors, designing and executing strategic sessions, scoping, planning, and leading the execution of strategic projects
  •  Management and facilitated use of historic knowledge and deliverables.

 

Skills/Qualifications:

Ÿ Strong skills and experience with:

    • Translating customer requests into tangible, targeted deliverables
    • Making recommendations on the best analytical approach
    • Performing insightful business analysis with a strong quantitative component
  • Proven business acumen; researching marketing trends, consumer insights, category analysis, financial analysis
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of catering a message appropriately for a given audience
  • Capable of networking successfully across a large company by: building trust, making decisions, winning consistently, thinking customer, continuously improvement, and building talent
  • Ability to work independently

International experience with working knowledge of languages where K-C has large operations will be considered a plus.

Business travel will be based on the project needs and at times may be in excess of 50%. 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CPG Senior Customer Finance Business Analyst | WI

 

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Title:  Senior Customer Finance Business Analyst

Job #140000AL , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI campus south of Green Bay

Function: Finance & Accounting

Reports to: Business Analysis Team Lead

Direct reports: none

Scope: National

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. 

In this fast paced, highly interactive role, you will contribute to the achievement of net sales, profit and share objectives by partnering with our Customer Development team in the development and execution of effective and efficient initiative plans while providing the team with timely financial analysis and insights to facilitate sound business decisions. The Senior Business Analyst – Customer Development role provides you an opportunity to participate in and influence key activities that will drive the current and future performance of Customer Development and KC.

Key customers include:
• Vice President – Customer Development
• Vice President – Sales
• Director, Sales Planning
• Customer Development Business Analysis Team Leaders and Team Members
• Customer Development Logistics Leaders
• Key Customer Contacts (Knoxville Finance, Sales Strategy, and Customer Teams.)
• Staff Business Analysis

Position Description
The Business Analyst provides all financial support for National activities. This role drives the strategic initiatives for Customer Development including financial analysis, but also leadership and coordination across the organization. The position requires solid planning and organizational skills, an ability to influence executives, and the ability to lead cross-functional groups to deliver business objectives.

Key Responsibilities: 

·Lead Customer Development strategic initiatives including, but not limited to, net sales and trade promotion initiatives. Leadership may include owning the project, working with a cross-functional co-owner, or coordinating execution across the CD Business Analysis team.

·Provide Customer Development with financial advice and counsel on all pertinent business matters by supplying ongoing, timely, and meaningful financial analysis.

·Assist Customer Development in developing and implementing cost effective promotion plans. Perform post promotion event analyses as necessary to ensure event efficiencies match expectations and recommend changes to future events where appropriate.

·Track and Evaluate Customer Development performance for Volume, Net Sales, Trade Promotion, Contribution, etc. results versus budget and forecasts and provide status updates to Customer Development leadership including an analysis of change and recommendations for adjustments needed to deliver objectives.

·Ensure application of efficient and effective financial and operating controls within the Corporation. Promote sound internal control programs and support the Corporation’s requirement for strong central financial control by reporting, to the Director of Finance – Customer Development, whenever Corporate Financial Policies or instructions are not being followed or appear inappropriate, inadequate or out-of-date.

·Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance through personal example by adopting a customer-based approach to business support.

· Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; and clear, yet responsive.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on job # 140000AL and others at various levels .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Required Qualifications

• BS Finance Related Field (Finance, Accounting or Economics), MBA Preferred
• Minimum of 7- 10 years proven and progressive experience in corporate finance.
• Strong business judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
• Exceptional ability to influence without authority
• A proven track record of high performance
• Must have a high degree of financial competence
• Knowledge of the financial and business implications of general business practices is essential.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Why Kimberly-Clark Reached New Highs

Source: Yahoo Finance –

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/06/15/why-kimberly-clark-reached-new-highs.aspx

Shares of Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB  ) hit a 52-week high yesterday. Let’s look at how it got here and whether clear skies are ahead.

How it got here
For the last month Kimberly-Clark has been touching new highs, not driven by recent results but in a flight to safety. The last time we reported on a new high it was a stellar earnings report that the market was reacting to. But since then the market has gone through a very rough month and yet Kimberly-Clark marches higher. Why?

As the market worries about what impact the European situation will have on companies, how slower growth in China will affect the world, and whether or not we’ll ever exit this economic funk, there’s been a flight to safety. What could be safer than diapers, tampons, toilet paper, and Kleenex? These products will sell in any market and will be needed around the world.

Based on the numbers below, Kimberly-Clark actually looks more expensive than it did after its last earnings report. The rising stock hasn’t been driven by rising earnings, just an expanded earnings multiple, and it’s becoming expensive compared to peers. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  ) , Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  ) , and 3M (NYSE: MMM  ) all have better margins and all but Procter & Gamble have lower forward P/E ratios.

Company

Price/Sales

Return on Assets

Profit Margin

Forward P/E

Kimberly-Clark 1.5 9.3% 8.1% 15.0
Johnson & Johnson 2.7 9.0% 15.6% 12.0
Procter & Gamble 2.0 7.4% 11.3% 15.3
3M 2.0 12.3% 14.5% 12.4

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

The flight to safety makes some sense, but eventually operations have to catch up to valuation. Kimberly-Clark only grew 4.2% last quarter, not enough to maintain the valuation it currently has.

What’s next?
I don’t think Kimberly-Clark is the kind of stock that will shoot higher in the near future, but if the economy continues to bumble along and Europe continues to run into problems, I do think it can outperform the market short-term. Safety is something investors seek in times like these, and I think they’ll be looking for a lot of safety until at least after the U.S. presidential election.

Just how high can Kimberly-Clark go? Don’t expect a lot. A potential forward P/E of 18 would make me a little uneasy, so I see upside limited at another 10% to 15% unless growth picks up in the second quarter for some unknown reason. This may be a great stock to own in bad times, but don’t mistake it for a growth stock.